It's the land of turquoise lagoons, golden soft sand and a unique indigenous heritage. And the hottest pick for travellers in 2017.
In the past, Fiji has been a coveted travel destination for visitors mostly from Australia, New Zealand and the United States, giving it the reputation of a lavish and romantic escape for travellers from neighbouring countries.
In 2017, after picking up on changing trends in the travel industry, this country of erstwhile private islands and villa resorts has now started offering cost-effective alternatives for accommodation and a quality travel experience.
Fiji At A Glance
Tucked away in the South Pacific, this island country comprises of 332 islands, of which 105 are uninhabited. Viti Levu is the largest island, which makes for more than half the land mass of Fiji and is also the seat of Suva, the capital city. Lautuka and Nadi are two other major cities in the country.
Adding to the enigma of this spectacular archipelago are densely-forested tropical stretches, plentiful mangroves, hot springs and rocky mountains fringed by sandy shores.
Away from the mainland, the Fijian society has evolved very differently in the past and today, the country is home to a powerful and proud indigenous culture. Colonisers brought with them their "Western ways" and Christianity, while Indian immigrants, who came to this country in the past century to work in the sugarcane fields, now make for a large part of the Fijian population.